Inspiration for the Spirit was first launched during the summer of 2002.
It had been a pivotal year for me. A bad breakup early in the year had left me feeling fragile and fragmented and looking inward for answers. I did a lot of reading and found comfort and inspiration in the words and wisdom of others. Identifying with others helped me to better understand that I was not alone with what I was feeling. We all share the same human struggles. I came to accept my own humanity—faults and all—and, in turn, was able to forgive others for theirs. Releasing the past and looking forward, I gained a fresh perspective on who I was and what it was I honestly wanted in life.
Though I am not actively spiritual—that is, I do not study spirituality or pursue it as a lifestyle—I do embrace spiritual philosophies in my daily life. Spirituality, to me, is a state of mind . . . a peaceful coexistence with the material world that resonates from within.
One evening, I went with a friend to see Sri Sri Ravi Shankar speak on “The Art of Living.” It was the first time I had ever been to a “spiritual” gathering, and I didn’t know what to expect. I was surprised to find the large conference room at the hotel quickly filling to capacity with “normal” people like myself—men and women in business suits coming directly from their offices—who were all there to experience the peaceful evening the newspaper ad had promised. We were not disappointed. The presentation was powerful in its simplicity . . . and it was uplifting. The guided group meditation was awesome. I was so profoundly moved by the message of peace and love, I went home feeling absolutely renewed and inspired.
That night I decided to build a website.
It was my intention to fill my website with poems I had written, essays, quotes, music, and links to all the beautiful and useful websites that had helped me along the way.
Thus, Inspiration for the Spirit . . . a heavenly place to wander for poetry and inspiration to soothe the soul . . . was born.
It was a new beginning for me.
Like me, Inspiration for the Spirit has evolved through the years and continues to grow. It is a reflection of the woman I am.